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Long ques

If you want to see Notre Dam, be sure to chose a time when there is lack of tourists. The ques can be awful and you be stuck for hours.

Unique Suggestions Come back later or strategically chose another time or date.

Fun Alternatives You don't have to get inside every history-building. Why don't buy a beer and a sandwich and have a pick-nick i the park in front of e.i. Notre Dam..

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Jul 24, 2005

"Very Mickey Mouse"

I visited Notre Dame in March of 2004 and was extremely disappointed at the changes made to accomodate tourism.
Neon signs, tents, no sign or feeling of the presence of "the Holy Spirit", more like, "the holy dollar"

Unique Suggestions Be prepared not to be fascinated with the beauty because much of it may be scaffolded or inaccessible.
DO climb to the bell tower and share the view of Paris with the gargoyles.
The bell tower was the highlight of this visit.

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Dec 14, 2004

Notre Dame ... an impressive...

Notre Dame ... an impressive Gothic exterior tarnished by the incessant haggling of junk-mongers all around it. There are infinitely better churches with some semblance of austerity all throughout Paris. I recommend visiting some of those after seeing the poor, overwhelmed Notre Dame.

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Aug 25, 2002
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Saint Roch Church - Eglise

If you are in Paris on a Tuesday (except in mid-summer) you can attend a noontime chamber music concert in the beautiful setting of the Saint-Roch Church, one of the oldest and largest churches in...
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Palais Royal

If you understand French, you should have no trouble finding a guided walking tour of one of the districts of Paris on any day of the year. These are listed, for example, in a section called VISITES...
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River Seine Cruises

Who wants to look further than Paris on foot, in a different way can go boating. From the water, the view of the beautiful historic buildings and bridges spectacular a very different from the side....
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La Comédie Française

Founded in 1690 by Louis XIV, the Comédie Française is still going strong as the world's oldest theater troupe. Their repertoire consists mainly of classic French plays from the 17th and 18th...
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Galerie Vivienne

This is one of several old galleries dating back to the early 19th Century. It was THE place to shop in its day and has had something of a resurgence in recent decades and is a great glimpse into...
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Tuileries - Jardin des Tuileries

I realize that I have only really been to Paris once for any length of time, and that was in 1950 when I was 12. My only subsequent visit(s) were the equivalent of a day trip in 1964. I would come in...
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